California Girl Chronicles

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California Girl Chronicles

Brea & the City of Plastic

Brea Harper is a young 22 year old coming of age California girl. She believes she is destined to become a screen writer so she moves to Los Angeles where all the action is. Unfortunately, getting a job as a screen writer is a little harder than merely showing up in a big city. An interesting turn of events lands Brea in places and with people that are quickly changing her scenery. The dream man, and job, neatly land in Brea’s lap, yet there are many mistakes that must be made in one’s youth even if it means losing everything.

This story gets a plus for character development, ease of reading, and overall tone/narration. The main characters involved were kept to a pleasant minimum and the supporting characters did their job at exactly that—supporting the story. The words flowed easily, making this story a breeze to read. The author kept on track with where the story was going, void of conflicting information, characters, and dead ends that would otherwise confuse a reader.

However, this story just wasn’t for me. Brea is not just a 22 year old, but a very young, naive, and ignorant 22 year old. Her sexcapdes were seemingly normal to me, but I was waiting for “… the next Carrie Bradshaw…” and the “funny, witty, beautiful, and very sexy…” that the synopsis portrayed this book to be. This story completely failed to live up to any of those descriptions. Furthermore, I was completely disappointed in the ending of this story. I wanted to see Brea rise above her immaturity and bloom into a stronger, self-confident young woman who is trying to take on the world around her.

Book Blurb for California Girl Chronicles

Welcome to the sexiest, wildest ride you'll take. Meet Brea Harper, she is the next Carrie Bradshaw only transplanted in Los Angeles. Funny, witty, beautiful, and very sexy, Brea takes readers on a wild ride into her outrageous romantic and professional life. Demoralized and forced to work in what she calls bikini hell just to make ends meet, Brea pursues her career to become a screenwriter only to be continuously distracted by hot men. Delightfully misguided, Brea makes poor choices many women of all ages will find highly relatable. She is one of those unforgettable characters readers love to love.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 3.00